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Senior Consultant (government advisory)

Employer
Elva Partners
Location
Dubai or Bahrain
Salary
$37,000 - $84,000 USD
Closing date
12 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Senior Consultant

Location: Dubai or Bahrain

Salary: $37,000 - $84,000 USD

A unique opportunity to join a leading government advisory consultancy. As a junior communications professional with experience in delivering high-quality research and analysis, you will play an important role on account teams providing communications strategy, advice and support to government clients across the MENA region.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the account lead and account manager in the development and delivery of integrated communications strategies and plans for government ministries, departments and entities.
  • Produce research and briefing notes to a high standard.
  • Media management including pitching stories to journalists and responding to media requests.
  • Draft messaging, talking points, press releases and written digital content.
  • Monitor print, broadcast and social media for clients, identifying articles and content of interest, producing monitoring reports and alerting the team to potential issues.
  • Collect, analyse and present data to inform communications strategy and advice.
  • Support in the development of briefing materials and research relating to new business pitches.

Essential skills and attributes

Skills

  • Research and writing skills – the ability to produce consistently high quality research and written content.
  • Analytical skills – the ability to digest information quickly, organise thoughts and judge significance.
  • Media relations – good understanding of how to engage media as part of a campaign.
  • Digital media – good understanding of digital media, including social listening tools.
  • Microsoft Office – proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Attributes

  • Positivity – a positive, can-do attitude and enthusiasm for the work is essential.
  • Organisation – the ability to manage and prioritise your workload in a busy working environment.
  • Flexibility – the ability to cope with and accommodate a fast-paced and unpredictable working environment.
  • Resilience –  the ability to cope with high pressure and tiring situations.

Preferred experience

  • At least two years’ experience in communications.
  • Ideal backgrounds include: government, public sector, communications agency, charity and think tanks.
  • Strong interest in Middle East and / or global politics and economy is a requirement.

Why work here

  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation seeking to improve the positive performance and impact of governments.
  • Be part of and contribute to some of the most interesting and challenging government reform programmes in the world.
  • Be part of a high-performance culture defined by the pursuit of excellence, collaboration, collegiality and a focus on professional development.
  • Contribute to the development of the business.
  • Progress with a clear and achievable path to promotion.
  • Tax-free living
  • Benefits include - relocation package with two months accommodation, competitive bonus and healthcare
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